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ADMISSIONS CHARTER

British University Vietnam (BUV) aims to provide an international education and training for all applicants who demonstrate the potential to benefit from its provision, in line with the specific entry requirements established for each programme. BUV is committed to ensuring that selection policies and processes are transparent and are followed fairly, courteously, consistently, and promptly with the following principles:

  • BUV will provide applicants with accurate, clear, relevant and accessible information and clear guidance to enable applicants to make informed decisions about their options prior to and during their programme of study.
  • Opportunity will be given on application forms or other selection activities/criteria, for applicants to draw attention to relevant qualifications, experience and other information that might support their application.
  • When required, applicants will receive clear information on requirements for interviews, auditions, portfolios or any form of assessment applied during the application process. Interviews, auditions and assessments will be conducted and evaluated in a standardised manner for the programme.
  • BUV will carry out checks on all documents supplied by applicants to establish authenticity to guard against fraudulent applications
  • All admissions decisions are made by a panel to make sure that entry requirements are met as well as consistency and fairness.
  • Offers will be made as promptly as possible. Clear information will be provided to the successful applicant on:
    • any conditions attached to the offer
    • what the applicant has to do next and by when
  • Where offers have been made based on fraudulent information, BUV reserves the right to withdraw the offer or withdraw the student if enrolled.
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ADMISSIONS PROGRAMMES

APPLY TO PATHWAY PROGRAMMES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

I. Pathway to Staffordshire University Programme

  • Completed year 12
  • IELTS 6.0 or above (no band under 5.5) or equivalent

II. International Foundation Programme

  • Normally be aged 17 or over before 31 December in the year of registration
  • Have passed at least four separate subjects at GCSE or GCE O level, with grades A to C, or an equivalent
  • Take BUV’s Placement Test and/or show an English language qualification (IELTS 5.5 no skill less than 5.0, or GCSE English Language grade C and above)

APPLICATION CHECKLIST 

See application checklist for the complete list of application requirements. Note that incomplete applications are likely to result in a delayed processing. 

  • University Application Form
  • 02 passport-sized photographs (3×4 cm) taken within the last 6 months
  • A notarised copy of ID card (for Vietnamese students) or passport (for international students)
  • A notarised copy of accepted English qualification (IELTS/TOEFL/BUV’s Placement Test result or equivalent)
  • A notarised copy of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Temporary certificate of high school graduation
  • A notarised copy of provisional Certificate of High School Graduation (For students graduating in Vietnam within the past 12 months)
  • A notarised copy of academic transcript of grades 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent
  • Receipt of Application Fee
  • For Students Studying Abroad only: Notarised copies of transcripts and certificates of overseas study (a notarised English-translated version if not in English)
  • For Students Studying Abroad only: Letter of Confirmation (BUV’s template)
  • For International Students only: Original medical report
  • For International Students only: A notarised copy of valid Vietnamese visa/resident card
  • For Contemporary Creative Practice Progarmme only: Soft-copy Portfolio of artworks (BUV’s template)
  • For application of Recognition of Prior Learning only: Recognition of Prior Learning Form (BUV’s template)
  • For applicants of BUV own degrees only: A notarised copy of Birth Certificate
  • (If applicable) Programme/Course syllabus taken in the previous institutions (complete and incomplete) which candidate would like to be considered for possible credit exemption
  • (If applicable) Receipt of bursary/scholarship securing payment
  • (If applicable) Bursary/Scholarship programme
  • (If applicable) A copy of compulsory Health Insurance card issued by Vietnam Social Insurance
  • (If applicable) Confirmation for late submission of documents (BUV’s template)

Note:

For applicants of University of London only: Documents must be translated into English and notarised

For applicants of BUV own degrees who obtain international qualifications: Documents must be acknowledged as Foreign Qualification Recognition by DOET or VN-Naric

You are allowed to apply up to two programmes by listing them in order on the application form i.e. show your first and second preference for the degree course you wish to take. The application fee is VND 1,200,000 per applicant. The fee is required in order to process your application and it is non-refundable It is recommended that you attach the supplementary materials as specified in the checklist at the end of the application form. 

APPLY TO UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

I. Staffordshire University and University of London Programmes 

Academic Requirements:

– 17 years old and above and have both:

  • Completed Year 12 (or equivalent) and
  • A pass in Pathway to Staffordshire University Programme (for Undergraduate courses awarded by Staffordshire University) or International Foundation Programme (for Undergraduate courses awarded by University of London). Find out more about our Foundation Programme.

– Have passed at least one of the following options:

  • 2 subjects at Advance GCE A level
  • An access program passed at the required QAA- recognized standard for entry to Higher Education
  • International Baccalaureate diploma with minimum of 24 points

English Language Requirements: Obtained satisfactory English Language with IELTS score of 6.0+ (each component must score a minimum 5.5) or TOEFL (IBT) 87 (Minimum component scores: Listening 17, Speaking 20, Reading 18 and Writing 17) or equivalent.

II. British University Vietnam Own Programmes

Academic Requirements: Completed year 12 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements: one of the following:

  • IELTS: 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each component
  • Complete IELTS Foundation Course at BUV
  • BUV Placement Test result at Intermediate Level

III. British University Vietnam Dual Programmes

  • 17 years old and above
  • Completed Year 12 (Higher School Certificate) and obtained satisfactory
  • English language or equivalent IELTS 6 with a minimum score of 5.5 in any element
  • Successful completion of level 3 of the BUV BA (Hons) Finance and Economics award with passes in all modules OR a level 3 equivalent programme and qualification, including but not limited to A-Level, or Pathway to Staffordshire University
  • Mature students with eligible degree and qualification and/or professional experience

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

See application checklist for the complete list of application requirements. Note that incomplete applications are likely to result in a delayed processing.

  • A fully completed and signed Application
  • 02 photographs (3x4cm) taken in the last 6 months
  • Notarised ID card or passport with a valid visa page
  • 01 notarised copy of high school graduation certificate and other certificate(s) (if applicable)
  • 01 notarised copies of academic transcripts of year 10, 11, 12 and other transcripts (if applicable)
  • Notarised IELTS or TOEFL Certificate. The tests must have been taken within 24 months of the Intake date
  • Temporary certificate of high school graduation
  • 01 copy of Vietnamese residence card or work permits for international students
  • Completed fee payer authorisation form (Click here to download form)
  • If you are applying for Credit Transfer or Accreditation of Experiential/Prior Learning (APL), you will need to complete Exemption application form and the form is available in the Academic Office. The form will be considered, and the Academic Office will confirm the result to you. An administrative fee will be charged before the application processing
  • Receipt of application fee

Note:

For students applying to University of London, if the documents are not in English, students must submit it together with notarised English translations. Students applying to Pathway to Staffordshire University do not need to submit notarised English translations.

You are allowed to apply up to two programmes by listing them in order on the application form i.e., show your first and second preference for the degree course you wish to take. The application fee is VND 2,000,000 per applicant. The fee is required in order to process your application and it is non-refundable It is recommended that you attach the supplementary materials as specified in the checklist at the end of the application form.

APPLY TO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised Higher Education Institution

For candidates who hold a Degree from UK institutions / other international institutions / Vietnamese reputable institutions:

  •     First Class Degree or Second Class – First Division Degree: no working experience required.
  •     Second Class – Second Division Degree: At least 2 years of full-time work experience after the undergraduate degree.
  1. IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score less than 6.0) or equivalent English qualifications (For students who have achieved a 1st or 2.1 from a British degree, this is not required.)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Reference Letters from appropriate sources
  4. Admission interview

For more information, please contact your admission advisor.

Essay questions to be considered:

  • How do you feel an MBA will help your career and why? How has your work experience shaped this belief?
  • Discuss the greatest opportunities and threats that are affecting your business sector globally and specifically related to Vietnam.
  • Please give an example of when you have demonstrated leadership skills and/or a significant contribution to a team. Specifically highlight what your role was in the situation.
  • Looking at your particular skill set which areas do you feel need to be developed to support your career development?
  • Describe one occurrence that has exemplified you as an individual.

Application checklists:

  • A fully completed and signed Application form
  • Two passport-sized photographs (3×4 cm) taken within the last six months
  • A notarised copy of ID card or passport with a valid visa page
  • A notarised copy of Undergraduate certificate
  • A notarised copy of academic transcripts of University
  • A notarised copy of English language certificate (IELTS/ TOEFL). The tests must have been taken within 24 months of the Intake date.
  • Personal Statement Essay
  • Two Recommendation Letters (Click here to download sample)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Authorisation form (Click here to download form)
  • Confirmation letter of current employer (if funded by employer)
  • Receipt of application fee
  • Promotion programme (if applicable)
  • Original medical report from government hospital (international students only)
  • A notarised copy of Vietnam visa/residence card or work permit (international students only)
  • Programme/Course syllabus of any qualifications which candidate would be like considered for possible credit exemption. Plus, receipt of administration fee payment for credit exemption.
  • Other (if applicable)

Application fee: VND 2,000,000

The application fee is required in order to process your application and it is non-refundable.

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